Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975)
On Leave
signed 'Benton' (lower left)
oil on tin
9 x 13½ in. (22.9 x 34.3 cm.)
Painted circa 1941.
The artist.
(Probably) Dan Hoffman, acquired from the above, 1959.
Sotheby's, New York, 14 September 1995, lot 213.
Acquired by the present owner from the above.
T.H. Benton, An Artist in America, New York, 1951, n.p., lithograph illustrated (as Soldier's Joy).

Lot Essay

This work will be included in the forthcoming Thomas Hart Benton catalogue raisonné being prepared by the Thomas Hart Benton Catalogue Raisonné Foundation. Committee Members: Dr. Henry Adams, Jessie Benton, Anthony Benton Gude, Andrew Thompson and Michael Owen.

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